DRC has the highest number of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers – yet no systematic research on the claims of their abandoned children has existed until now.
Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
Other recent conflicts that resulted in war crimes allegations help explain how complex it will be to gather evidence of war crimes in Ukraine – and provide answers for families of victims of the war.
It’s more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this have a history of laying the foundation for effective treaties and national laws.
Long considered a frozen conflict, the Western Sahara dispute roared back to life in late 2020, reviving old wounds and inflicting fresh ones.
Protests are likely to continue over the coming months, particularly in the run-up to the Congo presidential elections next year.
The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
The UN mission is being held responsible for something the Congolese state should be doing.
Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
By late July 2022, monkeypox was present in more than 70 countries with significant spread in certain communities. As a result, the World Health Organization began taking steps to fight the virus.
The so-called post-2020 global biodiversity framework is a nature counterpart to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and will aim to curb the decline of nature by 2050.
Taiwan’s ambiguous position makes talk of war all the more dangerous
Only 24 countries today totally ban abortion. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in the US is unlikely to lead other countries to join that list.
Making a safe and healthy work environment a human right is only the first step in ensuring governments protect workers
Widows in Nigeria are still exposed to harmful practices.
About 7.7 million Somalis need emergency aid right now.
Sandwiched between Russia and NATO ally Norway, both Sweden and Finland have maintained neutrality in global conflicts. That changed in February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Governments agreed in 2015 to transform society by 2030. Here’s how that’s going.
Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture has investigated the ongoing persecution of Assange and his conclusions are damning.